Let’s start with this story and quote via HotAir:
“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom”
I found myself asking the same questiosn Allahpundit did before even reading it – who in the bloody hell is “we”? Who is this “we” that has the authority to stomp all over citizen rights? Who is this “we” and how did they get this power? Who is this “we” and how is this justified? Who is this “we”, who the heck do they think they are, and do they really need to be shown the consequences of stepping on US citizen rights?
The next piece, via NY Daily News:
The $12 million ad blitz targeting senators wavering on gun control will be just the beginning, Mayor Bloomberg warned Sunday.
“I have a responsibility … to try to make this country safer,” Bloomberg said on “Meet the Press” when asked if he’d spend big-time in next year’s elections to target the National Rifle Association and members of Congress for opposing gun restrictions.
To make this country safer for tyrants. He’s a big city billionaire who’s decided to go out and drop millions of dollars to destroy your rights. Feel safer yet?
“If I can do that by spending some money, and taking the NRA from being the only voice to being one of the voices, so the public can really understand the issues, then I think my money will be well spent and I think I have an obligation to do that,” he said.
“If 90% of the public wants something, and their representatives vote against that, common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that,” Bloomberg said, referring to the proportion of people polls show support universal background checks.
The surveys that came up with those numbers are sketchy at best. When you explain to people exactly how “universal background checks” don’t work, and do fail, and do lead to registration and confiscation, then people start to see why there is still a sizeable group that opposes “universal background checks“.
Bloomberg said the country must not lose the opportunity to crack down on guns offered by the Newtown massacre. “It would be a great tragedy for this country and for tens of thousands of lives if (the opportunity) is lost,” he said.
Never let a good crisis go to waste. This is an opportunity to seize on emotion, to act in the moment, to do things they couldn’t normally do because heads aren’t clear yet. People haven’t bothered to look at the long-term effects, or even the short-term effects, and how none of the actions Bloomberg or his henchmen would take has anything to do with safety, but has everything to do with control. When people do look at it, they see that none of the actions would’ve prevented the murders in Connecticut, and the only people impacted are those who do nothing wrong.
Also, that story carries a couple of nifty visuals of media bias. Contrast this picture of Bloomberg:
To this of Wayne LaPierre:
Gee, media bias much?
For examples of Bloomberg’s new ads, we have “Responsible” and “Family”, in which a scruffy bearded guy dressed like a hunter tells us he’s a hunter and talks about family and things, all the while pointing a shotgun at waist-level and with his fingers in, on, and around the trigger and trigger guard; or, as Mary Katherine Ham at HotAir rather eloquently puts it:
Forgive me if I don’t feel like giving up my rights as a law-abiding citizen to a billionaire mayor who can’t instruct his recruits to keep their booger hooks off the bang switch.
Seriously? You expect us to buy that crap? With personal crusades against soda, guns, smoking, trans fats, and pretty much anything fun, you expect us to believe any of this crap?
Sorry, not buying it. And there aren’t many people who will be, either.